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Carrot 'Danvers Half Long'   

Daucus carota subsp. sativus

  • 137 plantings
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  • 116 stashed

'Danvers Half Long' is a Carrot variety in the Daucus genus with a scientific name of Daucus carota subsp. sativus. Danvers Half Long is generally thought of as a heirloom variety. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Orange. Leaves appear approximately as a   Kelly green colour.

Contains calcium, iron, and vitamins A, B1, B2, Niacin, and C. 6-8" long.

Water sparingly – too much water can make them crack/split.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Danvers Half Long is known for growing to a height of approximately 81.3 cm (2.64 feet).

United States is believed to be where Danvers Half Long originates from.

Danvers Half Long Carrot is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Danvers Half Long have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Danvers Half Long

  • Full Sun

  • High

Well suited to clay & rocky soils. Cultivate periodically or mulch to control weeds. Keep soil evenly moist.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Danvers Half Long is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ideally plant in loamy and sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 6.5 as Danvers Half Long likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Danvers Half Long from seed

Sow in deep, well-worked, stone-free soil after danger of heavy frost from spring to midsummer. Sow sparingly and firm soil over seeds.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.48 inches (6.35 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.25 inches (0.64 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Danvers Half Long about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Danvers Half Long

Do not transplant, as crooked roots may result.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Danvers Half Long is a very hardy plant.

By our calculations, you should look at planting out Danvers Half Long about 14 days before your last frost date.

Harvesting Danvers Half Long

6-7.5" long.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.